The Death of Eli Gold

by David Baddiel

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 30 May 2011.

The new novel from David Baddiel, comedian, columnist and author of the critically-praised The Secret Purposes.

The Death of Eli Gold Synopsis

The new novel from David Baddiel, comedian, columnist and author of the critically-praised The Secret Purposes. In New York's Mt. Sinai hospital, the world's greatest living writer, Eli Gold, is dying. Witnessing his death are his precocious 8-year-old daughter by his present (fifth) wife, his anxiety-ridden 44-year-old son from his third marriage, and his 89-year-old first wife, watching on TV from a care home in London. And also, secretly, his fourth wife's fundamentalist Mormon brother, who has never got over his sister's death in a suicide pact with Eli, a suicide pact that he, Eli, survived. The Death of Eli Gold is a comedy, a thriller, and a meditation on love, death, aging, sex, fame, and the idea - the dying idea - of The Great Man.

The Death of Eli Gold Press Reviews

Praise for The Secret Purposes: 'Page-turning, cleverly constructed ! an entertaining book
GUARDIAN

'A satisfying, brave novel'
OBSERVER

'An intriguing novel about history and truth ! The intelligence and inquiry of this book will surprise many'
THE TIMES

'Wonderful ! brilliantly realised'
INDEPENDENT

'It is a sombre, clever book, but, being Baddiel, is irradiated by flashes of dark humour'
Sally Vickers, SPECTATOR

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ISBN: 9780007270835
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780007270835
Publication date: 3rd March 2011
Author: David Baddiel
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About David Baddiel

David Baddiel was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. He is a comedian, television writer, columnist and author of three previous novels, of which the most recent is The Secret Purposes.

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